Herb Alpert
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"Herbert" ""Herb"" "Alpert" is an American musician most associated with the group variously known as "Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass", "Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass", or "TJB". Alpert is also a recording industry executive, the "A" of A&M Records, a recording label he and business partner, Jerry Moss, founded and eventually sold to Polygram. Alpert has also created abstract expressionism/abstract expressionist paintings and sculpture over two decades, which are publicly displayed on occasion. Alpert and wife Lani Hall are substantial philanthropists through the operation of the Herb Alpert Foundation.

Alpert's musical accomplishments include five No. 1 albums and 28 albums total on the Billboard 200/Billboard Album chart, nine Grammy Awards, fourteen Music recording sales certification/platinum albums, and fifteen Music recording sales certification/gold albums. As of 1996, Alpert had sold 72 million albums worldwide. Alpert is the only recording artist to hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100/Billboard Hot 100 pop chart as both a vocalist ("This Guy's in Love with You", 1968) and an instrumentalist ("Rise (instrumental)/Rise", 1979).

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